Are you a community builder who draws inspiration from forming partnerships with residents to achieve and maintain their highest level of personal growth and well-being? The Overnight Casual Support Worker is an exciting opportunity for a passionate individual who is interested in gaining experience working during the night time in a community related to addictions and mental health. e4c’s Permanent Supportive Housing Programs provide permanent and long-term housing supports for people who are seeking stability, recovery and an overall better life. You will support residents who due to histories of trauma and related mental illness and addictions require enhanced levels of housing supports.
During the night time, you will build relationships with residents through: modelling healthy night-time routines, creating a calm and restful environment, supporting residents who are awake, administer medication and maintaining a safe and clean home environment.
Hours: Varies depending on program needs; must be available to complete at least one shift a month. When applying please indicate your availability on weekdays and weekends:
- Typical overnight shifts will include:
- 11:30pm to 9:00am
- 10:00pm to 6:00am
- 11:00pm to 7:00am
- 11:00pm to 11:00am
Why Join Our Team
- Overnight casual shifts for more intentional time during the day, scheduling outside of a standard 9am-5pm practice and awake shifts to increase productivity!
- In-house collaborative training opportunities to build knowledge, skills and tools relevant to your role and duties.
- Connect with a variety of stakeholders – team members, residents, general public and community members to build and model positive neighbor relations.
- Be a part of a supportive team, dedicated to professional and personal growth.
In Your Role You Will
- Provide direct care to residents through provision of basic needs while adhering to a harm reduction model, best practices, and person-centered approach.
- Communicate and receive information from integrated staff team regarding progress of the residents, significant changes in behavior, and any concerns/challenges that the resident is experiencing.
- Promote self-care, conflict resolution, positive communication, empathy and respect through positive reinforcement, role modeling and supportive listening when natural opportunity arises.
- Communicate (verbally or in writing) pertinent information (resident/facility updates, etc.) to team to maintain a safe and productive environment.
- Assist with medications for all residents.
- Maintain cleanliness and health-related standards at the site location.
- Build positive relationships with community stakeholders and act as a point of contact for the community to develop neighborly relations.
- This position requires flexibility, an ability to adapt and function in potentially high stress environments. Potential exposure to: violent/aggressive situations, drugs and/or alcohol, cigarette smoke and bed bugs.
- This position requires periodically handling, moving office/agency/participants’ materials and equipment, climbing multiple flights of stairs, periodic yard maintenance and snow removal work.
Education and Certifications
- Diploma in the area of human services, education and/or administration. Equivalencies will be considered.
- Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector.
- Intervention Record Check.
- Certifications: First Aid and CPR, Medication Administration, Suicide Intervention, Food Safety.
- Certifications: Mental Health First Aid, De-escalation, Harm Reduction, Cultural Awareness, Motivational Interviewing.
- 6 months+ of related direct service work experience with diverse communities with varying complexities of priorities and needs.
- Working knowledge and experience with harm reduction, person-centered, trauma-informed, natural law, strength based, collaborative, and/or solution focused practice.
- Proven ability to foster a team environment.
- Experience working in collaborative partnerships.
- Personal lived experience of addictions, mental health, racism, discrimination, poverty is an asset.
- Empathetic Outlook: The ability to perceive and understand the feelings and attitudes of others; the ability to place oneself “in the shoes” of another and to view a situation from their perspective.
- Communication: Comfortable communicating formally, informally, in groups and one-on-one. Able to obtain and share information, ideas, and problems. Able to ask for advice, support and accept feedback
- Relationship Building: Able to build formal and informal professional relationships. Fosters respect and reciprocity with participants/tenants, team members, other e4c personnel, external service providers and community members
- Accountability: Able to define expectations for self and others and to act to fulfill these expectations. Able to self-reflect, monitor and correct one’s own actions, as well as others’ actions.
When applying, please submit a thoughtful Cover Letter and Resume outlining your interest and experience to:
At e4c diversity is our strength. We embrace diversity and offer equal opportunities to all qualified applicants. We welcome your application regardless of origin, culture, ethnicity, age, ability, gender identity, sexual orientation or faith.
Thank you to all those apply. Only those short-listed will be contacted for an interview.